ALISON COULTHURST ARTIST & ART THERAPIST
"creativity feeds your soul, it's a way to understand and create changes in our lives, to make peace with ourselves and to love life."
Alison studied Graphic Design and Fine Art in South Africa and Transpersonal Art therapy in Australia.
She has also studied Kahuna, Lomi Lomi Massage and Reiki in Australia. Alison is passionate about loving yourself and connecting with what's really important in life! Her wish is for the women who took part in these retreats to return home with a deeper sense of connection and love for themselves.
Her role as an art therapist can help clients explore and express themselves authentically.
She says "Creating art can heal us, inspire us and leave us filled with happiness and love."
In the Creativity Retreats Alison uses Art Therapy to help women express and explore emotions.
It's all about connection, connecting with yourself, connecting with others, connecting with nature and connecting with what truely matters. She also loves painting in her studio in France and has enjoyed exhibiting around the world."Painting is my meditation, it feeds my soul and brings me peace of mind."
"I am very blessed to work with unbelievably wonderful ladies,
who radiate so much amazing energy and love in the retreats."
MASSAGE THERAPIST & FACILITATOR
I grew up in Australia however I am currently based in Berlin. I am trained in Hawaiian massage and have my own practice in Berlin. I also offer couple massage workshops and reiki energy healing. I am very passionate about energy work and bodywork which led me to becoming a Tantra facilitator this year. Tantra is a way of living from the heart, and listening to your body. It is also about finding a balance between your masculine and feminine energies and bringing the unconscious mind conscious. Through Tantric embodiment exercises a person will be able to shift energy bringing their body into harmony. I believe everyone can heal themselves - it must start by tuning into your body.
At the retreat I will hold space for a few different embodiment practices that will help everyone to move any stuck energy, allowing more room for self-love and feeling more alive in their beautiful body temple!
Zhivka is originally from Bulgaria, based in Richmond UK where she’d spent the last 17 years.
She is fully qualified Vinyasa Flow & Ashtanga yoga teacher, Barre instructor and Mentor, Pre&post-natal and Rehab coach with more than 10 years of practice and self-development.
HAWAIIAN KAHUNA MASSAGE THERAPIST
Hawaiian temple massage is derived from ancient Polynesian methods of restoring balance and promoting health and vitality. It is unlike any other bodywork as it goes beyond improving physical health, a Ka Huna bodyworker can guide their client to developing mental clarity, self-awareness, happiness, and love by employing the seven principles of the Hawaiian philosophy. The principle of aloha is one of the special significance in the realms of kahuna massage. The rhythmic "hula" style movements of the practitioner as they "dance" around the table are also meant to create a harmony between the practitioner and the client.
HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGE THERAPIST
It is a deeply nurturing and relaxing massage. With its gentle flowing sequences, it is an excellent and beautiful way to relax and cleanse the body and mind, open up the heart and soothe the soul. But, it is so much more than just a massage or technique. It is a sacred healing deeply rooted in Hawaiian tradition.
It is a healing modality of love (aloha), meditation and prayer, where the giver is merely an instrument, a ‘flute’, through which life force or ‘mana’ can flow to the recipient. The work must come from the heart and flow through the hands, resulting in a healing beyond the mind.
Mari is a yoga teacher, based in Brittany, France.
A former martial art practitioner, she was first seduced by the physical dimension of yoga, making her rediscover the path of the body, of sensations, of breath. It is then in a diligent practice that she becomes aware of the benefits far beyond the physical sphere. Mari is a passionate and dedicated soul to accompany you on an introspective journey to allow you to align body, mind, soul. She guides you in a balanced practice between technically and intuition, intensity and softness.